Dr. Babat is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, where he spent an additional year as a research fellow in Dr. Manohar Panjabi’s spine biomechanics laboratory. His orthopaedic surgery residency was at Brown University, where he also served as a trauma fellow. He then completed a combined neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. In addition to reconstructive spine surgery, Dr. Babat has a special interest in the management of spine tumors.
Dr. Babat is actively involved in teaching spine surgery to other surgeons, both nationally and internationally. He has taught board review courses to help surgeons prepare to take the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery exam, as well as courses ranging from minimally invasive spine surgery to complex revision and deformity operations. He has helped to develop spinal instrumentation for minimally invasive surgery applications, as well as for major deformity and reconstructive spine surgery. He has patented a device for a new form of spino-pelvic fixation, a type of instrument used in the most complex spine operations.
Dr. Babat is the former Chief of Staff at Skyline Medical Center, and has also served an unprecedented two consecutive terms as Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery.
Dr. Babat is a member of the North American Spine Society, The World Spine Society, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is the first member of the Society of Lateral Access Surgeons (SOLAS) in Middle Tennessee. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters in the field of spine surgery.
Dr. Babat is affiliated with Skyline Medical Center, St.Thomas Midtown, Hendersonville Medical Center, Williamson Medical Center, and Premier Orthopaedic Surgery Center.
Patient ReviewsPatient Review 2016-11-09
Jenna, Dr. Babat's assistant is absolute 100% professional and attentive to details and followup. Jenna really cares about her patients.Patient Review 2016-11-07
Dr Babat is an excellent spine and back doctor. He listens and explains all you concerns about surgery and medical procedures.Patient Review 2016-10-21
good experiencePatient Review 2016-10-06
they really have a desire to find out the issues with your problemPatient Review 2016-10-06
care has been excellent and the staff has been very nice and helpfulPatient Review 2016-10-06
friendly and patient answered all of my questionsPatient Review 2016-09-22
The best surgeon ever. Very thorough, explains problems where they "lay" so a person understand. Both he and Dr. Fyi. Thank you for everything!Patient Review 2016-09-14
Excellent service!Patient Review 2016-09-12
He's the best of the best!Patient Review 2016-09-06
These guys are AWESOME from 1!Patient Review 2016-09-06
Dr. Babat and his staff are wonderful!!!Patient Review 2016-08-30
Best doctor EVER!Patient Review 2016-08-30
Extremely personable! I went to 5 other orthopaedic doctors and none would help. Dr. Babat is an amazing surgeon!Patient Review 2016-08-18
Dr.Babat is amazing!Patient Review 2016-07-26
Best DOCTOR and staff!Patient Review 2016-07-26
No complaints and Thank you for the help!Patient Review 2016-07-26
Very good doctorPatient Review 2016-07-26
Very satisfied with my carePatient Review 2016-06-21
Darn good back surgeon. The only doctor to get me back to 100 percentPatient Review 2016-06-21
Well mannered physician. Definitely takes care of his patients.Patient Review 2016-06-21
Best DOCTOR and staff!Patient Review 2016-06-14
Top physician!Patient Review 2016-06-07
Extremely pleased! Very professional. He's the only doctor that could fix me!Patient Review 2016-05-24
Best service I've received! Wonderful doctor!!!Patient Review 2016-05-17
Really appreciate him. He has done an outstanding job!